Choosing Between Two Different Islands

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Posted on Jan. 24, 2018, 2:55 p.m. by Profet93

My friend is buying me some lands and I had trouble deciding between the 2 arts of Islands. If you could tell me which one think looks best, I would appreciate it. If changes anything, it's for a talrand deck

Island #1

Island #2

Char-You says... #2

I like the second.

January 24, 2018 3:25 p.m.

shadow63 says... #3

Half and half?

January 24, 2018 4:27 p.m.

Profet93 says... #4


I was thinking that one too because it looks more like an island. The other just looks kind of shinier.


I could but I like uniformity. I would be OCD about it and make sure the lands with the same art are on top of each other, so it's easier to just have them all the same.

January 24, 2018 4:40 p.m.

Argy says... #5

I like the first one.

Pic just feels more interesting.

January 24, 2018 6:40 p.m.

maxon says... #6

I prefer the top one. The bottom one is a bit busy for my taste.

January 24, 2018 7:57 p.m.

EmblemMan says... #7

First one is the best imo.

January 24, 2018 8:56 p.m.

Azdranax says... #8

Option 3 just to make life harder...

January 24, 2018 11:15 p.m.

Argy says... #9

Still the first one.

That one is less interesting.

Too monochromatic.

ALso the focused seems to be less on the Island, and more on the submerged city below it.

January 24, 2018 11:39 p.m. Edited.

Profet93 says... #10


Lol where did you find that, same place I did?

Thank you everybody for your help, I have some thinking to do (1st one is my preference as of now)

January 25, 2018 1:33 a.m.

Azdranax says... #11

Haha, possibly. I believe the art for all three is the same artist - oddly enough you can find a ton of similar alters being sold on Etsy, as well as black core proxies of numerous modern and legacy/vintage staples, although those are only listed about 24 hours per week due to the potential legality issues related to those types of cards being sold.

January 25, 2018 2:20 a.m.

Profet93 says... #12


My friend is getting me the foil lands from Link. I looked on Etsy, Ebay and Amazon for foil lands and they are either WAY too expensive, or their artistic style didn't match my taste. Didn't even know there were legality issues.

January 25, 2018 2:24 a.m.

Azdranax says... #13

GnD is the one of same sellers on Etsy, you just have to search for it specifically. I think they sell a 20-pack of foil lands for fairly reasonable - the singles are way too spendy though. The black core proxies, which are different sellers (one in Florida and one in Iceland I believe), are kind of a slippery slope since they aren't alters and are really realistic, so those cards are technically a copyright violation in most cases.

January 25, 2018 2:30 a.m.

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